ICorr Awards

Detailed below are the awards presented by the Institute of Corrosion, if you would like information on how to nominate someone for any of these awards

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U R Evans Award


The Award is the premier scientific award of the Institute of Corrosion. This was first awarded in 1976 and is made for outstanding international achievements in pure or applied corrosion science. The recipient is selected by a CSD panel and presented with a mounted sword on an engraved plaque at the annual Corrosion Science Symposium. The recipient also receives an Honorary Life Fellowship of the Institute. Nominations should be submitted via email to the CSD Chair.


A list of past recipients

Dr Peter Andresen

(General Electric) received the 2014 U R Evans Award at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

2015 Prof D Williams

2014 Dr P Andresen

2013 Prof J Scully

2012 Prof M Schütze

2011 Prof G Frankel

2010 Prof P Marcus

2009 Prof C Leygraf

2008 Prof D Young

2007 Prof D Scantlebury

2006 Prof G T Burstein

2005 Prof M Stratmann

2004 Dr A Turnbull

2003 Prof R Newman

2002 Prof D D Macdonald

2001 Prof F H Stott

2000 Prof G E Thompson

1999 Prof J R Galvele

1998 Prof C Page

1997 Prof H Grabke

1996 Prof S Mrowec

1995 Prof P Hancock

1994 Dr M J Graham

1993 Prof J Stringer

1992 Prof R A Rapp

1991 Prof J Kruger

1990 Prof H Spähn

1989 Dr J C Scully

1988 Prof R Parkins

1987 Prof P Kofstad

1986 Dr J E O Mayne

1985 Prof N Sato

1984 Mr F L Laque

1983 Prof G C Wood

1982 Prof H J Engels

1981 Mr J B Cotton

1980 Prof H H Uhlig

1979 Dr M Pourbaix

1978 Dr L L Shreir

1977 Prof P Lacombe

1976 Dr T P Hoar

Paul McIntyre Award

The Institute of Corrosion’s Corrosion Engineering Division is pleased to announce the establishment of a new award called the Paul McIntyre award.

Background on Paul McIntyre

Dr Paul McIntyre graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a 1st class honours degree. He spent his early career in the steel industry. In 1978 he moved south and joined the Central Electricity Research Laboratories in Leatherhead as group leader of EAC studying stress corrosion, localised corrosion and corrosion fatigue in conventional and nuclear power plants. Later he was involved in asset management and remaining life assessment of components including development of remedial methodologies such as RAM (reliability, availability and maintainability) and RCM (reliability centred maintenance). From 1996 until 2006 he was Editor or the British Corrosion Journal (which became CEST). For six years from about 2004 until 2010 he worked as consultant in the electrochemistry and corrosion group at NPL. His scientific insight and depth of engineering experience was critical to successful analysis of a wide range of failure investigations including fracture of wind turbine bolts, corrosion pitting in a desalination plant as well as providing informed corrosion control guidance to industry. Paul wrote almost 60 published papers and over 200 internal reports. In addition to his career in industry Paul had almost thirty years of participation in corrosion standardisation within BSI and ISO committees. These included being past chair of ISO/NFE 8 Corrosion of metals and alloys, and UK representative on the equivalent ISO committee TC 156 and within that being secretary of WG2 Stress Corrosion Cracking and member of WG 7 Accelerated Corrosion Tests. He made an immense contribution as Scientific Secretary of the EFC. He was also on the Council of the Institute of Corrosion from the early 2000s specializing in standards work and pan European activities. In 2003 Paul was awarded the T B Marsden prize of IOM3 for his considerable achievements in promoting standards, education and publishing in corrosion and materials. The chair of ISO TC 156 stated at the award citation “Paul has provided more input into the development of ISO standards in the corrosion field than any other individual”. Paul was invariably polite and accommodating to everybody. But he had core of steel and dry sense of humour. In 2010 he was diagnosed with secondary liver cancer and very sadly passed away in 2012.

Eligibility for Award

This Paul McIntyre award will be presented to a senior corrosion engineer, who, as well as being a leading practitioner in his field, has advanced European collaboration and international standards development (in keeping with Paul’s areas of interest). The criteria for the recipient of this award are as follows:

• They have established an international 
 reputation in the field of corrosion 

• They have demonstrably advanced European 
 collaboration and international standards 
 development in the field of corrosion 

• They must be living and working in the 
 European corrosion community.

• They must be a member of a corrosion-
 related body in the European area (e.g. 
 NACE UK, The Institute of Materials, or the 
 Institute of Corrosion, or another European 
 corrosion society).

• They must not be a current member of the 
 Council of the Institute of Corrosion.

• They must be aged over 30.

Procedure for Nomination

The procedure for selecting the recipient of the Paul McIntyre award will be the same as for the U R Evans award, namely there will be a standing invitation for anyone to submit nominations to the CED chair. The award will alternate between a UK-based recipient and a Europe-based recipient. The CED chair will be responsible for maintaining a rolling shortlist of candidates (typically between 5 and 10) and the selection committee, consisting of the CED Working Group chairs and the Institute’s Technical Secretary, will vote on the nominations each year and propose them to Council for approval.

Nature of the Award

The award will consist of a certificate and something along the lines of an engraved shield or medal, which will be presented either at the Institute’s AGM, or the annual CED working day meeting. In addition, the recipient will be requested and encouraged 
to prepare an article for publication in Corrosion Management.

Honorary Life Fellowship


This is in recognition of many years service to the Institute as a principal officer, or for outstanding contribution in the field of Corrosion Control.


H G Cole Award

This presentation is in the form of a poignard, and is for exceptional services to the development of the Institute.

President’s Plaque


This was introduced by President John O’Shea for outstanding service to the Institute and is given at the discretion of the President.


T P Hoar Prize


Dr Hoar was the first recipient of the U R Evans Award and the prize in his memory is awarded by a sub-committee of the CSD for the best paper published each year in Corrosion Science.


A list of past T P Hoar recipients is available

2014 G.F. Frankel, A. Samaniego, N. Birbilis, Evolution of hydrogen at dissolving magnesium surfaces, Corrosion Science, Vol. 70, pp. 104-111 (2013).

2013 M. Breimesser, S. Ritter, H.-P. Seifert, S. Virtanen, T. Suter, Application of the electrochemical microcapillary technique to study intergranular stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steel on the micrometre scale, Corrosion Science, Vol. 55, pp. 126-132 (2012).

2012 D.A. Horner, B.J. Connolly, S. Zhou, L. Crocker, A. Turnbull, Novel images of the evolution of stress corrosion cracks from corrosion pits, Corrosion Science, Vol. 53, pp. 3466-3485 (2011).

2011 B. Ingham, M. Ko, G. Kear, P. Kappen, N. Laycock, J.A. Kimpton, D.E. Williams, In situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of surface scale formation during CO2 corrosion of carbon steel at temperatures up to 90 °C, Corrosion Science, Vol. 52, pp. 3052-3061 (2010).

2010 M.M. Hall Jr., Film rupture model for aqueous stress corrosion cracking under constant and variable stress intensity factor, Corrosion Science, Vol. 51, pp. 225–233 (2009).

2009 E. Remita, B. Tribollet, E. Sutter, V. Vivier, F. Ropital, J. Kittel, Hydrogen evolution in aqueous solutions containing dissolved CO2: Quantitative contribution of the buffering effect, Corrosion Science, Vol. 50, pp. 1433-1440 (2008).

2008 X. Liu, G.S. Frankel, B. Zoofan, S. Rokhlin, In-situ observation of intergranular stress corrosion cracking in AA2024-T3 under constant load conditions, Corrosion Science, Vol. 49, pp. 139-148 (2007).

2007 M.H. Moayed, R.C. Newman, Evolution of current transients and morphology of metastable and stable pitting on stainless steel near the critical pitting temperature, Corrosion Science, Vol. 48, pp. 1004-1018 (2006).

2006 Y. Huang, Y. Zhu, Hydrogen ion reduction in the process of iron rusting, Corrosion Science, Vol. 47, pp. 1545-1554 (2005).

2005 E. Tada, K. Noda, S. Kumai, T. Tsuru, Monitoring of corrosion fatigue cracking using harmonic analysis of current responses induced by cyclic stressing, Corrosion Science, Vol. 46, pp. 1549-1563 (2004).

2004 R. Jeffrey, R.E. Melchers, Bacteriological influence in the development of iron sulphide species in marine immersion environments, Corrosion Science, Vol. 45, pp. 693-714 (2003).

2003 P. Ernst, R.C. Newman, Pit growth studies in stainless steel foils, Corrosion Science, Vol. 44, pp. 927-954 (2002).

2002 S.B. Hong, N. Eliaz, E.M. Sachs, S.M. Allen, R.M. Latanision, Corrosion behaviour of advanced titanium-based alloys made by three dimensional printing for biomedical applications, Corrosion Science, Vol. 43 pp. 1781-1791 (2001).

2001 D.G. Kolman, J.R. Scully, An assessment of the crack tip potential of b-titanium alloys during hydrogen environmentally assisted crack propagation based on crack tip and passive surface electrochemical measurements, Corrosion Science, Vol. 42, pp. 1863-1879 (2000).

2000 A. Leng, M. Streckel, M. Stratmann, The delamination of polymeric coatings from steel: Part 1 Calibration of Kelvin probe and basic delamination mechanisms, Corrosion Science, Vol. 41, pp. 547–578 (1999).

1999 L. Robbiola, J.-M. Blengino, C. Fiaud, Morphology and Mechanisms of Formation of Natural Patinas on Archaeological Cu-Sn Alloys, Corrosion Science, Vol. 40, pp. 2083-2111 (1998).

1998 N.J. Laycock, R.C. Newman, Localised dissolution kinetics, salt films and pitting potentials, Corrosion Science, Vol. 39, pp. 1771-1790 (1997).

1997 M.A. Páez, T.M. Foong, C.T. Ni, G.E. Thompson, K. Shimizu, H. Habazaki, P. Skeldon, G.C. Wood, Barrier-type anodic film formation on an Al-3.5 wt% Cu alloy, Corrosion Science, Vol. 38, pp. 59-72 (1996).uare One Advertising and Designmin@icorr.org

Lionel Shreir Award

Dr Shreir was also a recipient of the U R Evans Award and this award is made for the best student presentation at the annual Corrosion Science Symposium. The award consists of a certificate and a cheque for £100.

Galloway Award

This award was created in 1998 in memory of Jack Galloway, a founder member of the British Association of Corrosion Engineers (BACE) from which the Institute of Corrosion derived, to encourage contributions from students working in any area of corrosion science and corrosion engineering.

Students are invited to submit a short technical article discussing their work for consideration for the award. This should be 3000-5000 words in length and may include figures as appropriate. The winning article will be published in Corrosion Management, and the prize consists of a certificate and a cheque for £250. The Institute does not retain copyright of the material, so this does not prevent subsequent publication of the work in a scientific journal if students wish to offer a snapshot of an ongoing project, or work towards a thesis.

The winner is also invited to present their work at the annual Corrosion Science Symposium. Submissions should be sent via email at any time to the CSD Chair.